Please look through the information below to learn more about liver transplantation.
- You and Your New Transplant - Patient Handbook
- A Guide to Your Health Care After Liver Transplantation
It is very important to learn how to manage your medications. You will need to understand what they are for, when they need to be taken, how it is given, and what side effects you might experience. There can be many possible drug interactions between your post-transplant medications and herbs/over-the-counter dietary supplements.
Do not take herbs or dietary supplements without first consulting with your transplant physician.
Transplant patients should never take medications or herbs intended to "boost" their immune system. Only the transplant team should make changes to your kidney drugs (immunosuppression medications). If any of your other doctors want to make changes, please have them contact the transplant team.